Dr. Cummings was a pioneer in implant dentistry, directing dental implant recall at Tufts Dental School from 1988-1995. He published his findings in the world's leading prosthodontic journal in 1995.
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are surgically placed in the jaw where teeth are missing, allowed to heal, and then used as anchors to replace single, multiple or all of the teeth to give patients the smile makeover they've been looking for. The surgery is minimally invasive and rarely causes significant post-operative pain. It is predictable and the number one choice to replace missing teeth.
The first step is to determine if you are a good candidate. Of primary importance is if you have enough bone to support the implant without risk. The good news is that most patients fit into this category because there are many shapes and sizes of implants. If you do not have enough bone, then most often there are grafting procedures that can create bone so that the patient can still benefit from the implant treatment.
In the cases below, you can see how multiple teeth and a full arch were replaced with teeth using dental implants as anchors. Patients really appreciate this approach because the surrounding teeth remain unaffected and they can chew comfortably. Please call to set up a complimentary consultation to learn more about how dental implants can help you.
Dental Implants: Case 1
This patient restored her whole mouth and used dental implants to replace the lower back teeth.
Dental Implants: Case 2
This patient came to get rid of his upper denture. 4 dental implants solved his problems in about 2 months.